Felt-based rendering

Peter O'Donovan, David Mould
2006 Proceedings of the 3rd international symposium on Non-photorealistic animation and rendering - NPAR '06  
Felt is mankind's oldest and simplest textile, composed of a pressed mass of fibers. Images can be formed directly in the fabric by arranging the fibers to represent the image before pressure is applied. We describe a computational method for transforming input images into objects which look as if they were produced by a felting process. The synthesis method places three dimensional line segments one by one, analogous to individual fibers being placed. Individual layers of fibers are drawn
more » ... ding to image structure and a probabilistic framework. A fuzzy three dimensional felt object is created by compositing layers of fibers; rendering uses a deep shadow map for correct self-shadowing of the matted felt.
doi:10.1145/1124728.1124738 dblp:conf/npar/ODonovanM06 fatcat:cmkdf5ruhzhkjmwpql6ylgrfkm